Clinical Advisory Board
Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Dr. Bonventre is Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School. He is also Chief of the Renal Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Chief of the BioMedical Engineering Division at the BWH, and former Associate Director and then Co-Director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Bonventre is Past-President of the American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Bonventre received his BS with distinction from Cornell in 1970 in Engineering Physics and MD and Ph.D. degrees in Biophysics from Harvard University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Mt. Saint Mary’s College and from the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology in Norway.
His research focuses primarily on the study of kidney injury and repair, with special emphasis on the role of biomarkers, inflammation and stem cells. Dr. Bonventre has received two MERIT awards from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive Disorders. He has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He is editor of Seminars in Nephrology. He serves as an advisor to many academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies. He is co-founder of Patientkeeper, Inc and Pacific Biosciences Inc.
Dr. Bonventre is past-president of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont affiliate and has received that chapter’s Outstanding Physician Award. He is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Biology Research Institute and is an Emeritus member of the Board of Advisors of the Dean, School of Engineering of Cornell University.
Joseph V. Nally, MD, Director, Center for Chronic Kidney Disease, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Nally is the Director of the Center for Chronic Kidney Disease at the Cleveland Clinic, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Nally is a board-certified nephrologist in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Nally received his MD degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, trained in Internal Medicine at the OSU Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio, and trained in Nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Dr. Nally is currently an NIH/NIDDK funded principal investigator. His current grant is entitled “Navigating the Challenges of CKD.”
He served as a member of the Renal/ESRD Steering committee of the National Quality Forum. Dr. Nally served the National Kidney Foundation on the Medical Advisory Board and as Vice Chair of Public Policy for the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) program. Dr. Nally regularly publishes and presents at nephrology meetings. His interests include chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and renovascular disease.
Richard J. Solomon, MD, FASN, FACP, Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Dr. Solomon is Patrick Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and the Director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Fletcher Allen Health Care, in Burlington, Vermont.
Dr. Solomon received his MD degree from Yale Medical School, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Nephrology at Harvard Medical School.
He is interested in acute kidney injury and in particular, prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and has been the principle investigator for a number of important trials in CIN prevention.
Dr. Solomon is a frequent reviewer for journals in Nephrology, Cardiology, and Radiology on the subject of acute kidney injury. He is a member of a number of Data Safety and monitoring Boards for national trials. Dr. Solomon is a member of the NIH consortium for biomarkers of kidney injury.